Saturday, April 2, 2011

We're Baaaack!! :)

We arrived home last night! I am soo happy to be sleeping in my own bed again. Now I just have to tackle Mt Washmore. :( But we had such an awesome time - the kids had a ball and were all so well behaved. They are totally exhausted though. I will post some pics of our trip once I get a chance to upload them. And now onto some challenges. April's challenge at Scrap The Girls is to draw inspiration from this pic:
This is what I have come up with. My apologies for the dodgy pic - I had to photograph it in a hurry before we left and of course it was overcast!

I drew inspiration from the tree, butterfly and birds in the picture. I've used lots of misting and some yummy crochet trims and circles from the Chip Chop Shop. :)

I gave my I-top another whirl and covered this brad with hessian. And keeping with my theme of using up old stuff in my stash, I have added the green ribbon. ;)

And for this months challenge at Kraft It Up it's a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 challenge, you must create a layout based on the following...

1 piece of Kraft cardstock 2 photos smaller than 6x4 3 different Alphas 4 different patterned papers (yes you can use the reverse side of one sheet as long as the pattern is different) 5 different embellishments

** Paint, Mists, Distressing and any other technique based creating are not classed as embellishments, you can still use these of course but they do not count as your 5 embellishments, you need to think chipboard, ribbon, twine, journal blocks, flowers, buttons, jewels/bling, pins, tapes, stickers, handmade embellishments, paper clips, lace, tabs, diecuts etc...

And this is what I have come up with:

I've used a mix of October Afternoon 'Modern Homemaker', 'Farm Fresh' and 'Campfire' on this one. I didn't take any close up pics - sorry.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for both challenges this month. Thanks so much for stopping by...


  1. Both so gorgeous Lauren.. so much yummy colour and cute embellies and how sweet are your precious photos!! Have a fab weekend :)

  2. these are just lovely Lauren i love that darling poto in the first and your tree and other embellies are so cute and Ilove the red against the kraft in the second

  3. too much to love about both these pages Lauren.
    Great that you enjoyed your time away too ;) x

  4. Awesome job on both Lauren. I have some pics printed of my DD sleeping and I think they are almost identical to yours.
    Great work.

  5. Glad you all enjoyed the time away.

    Fabulous layouts Lauren!!!


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